The No Child Left Behind

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Educators and politicians have been trying to create education opportunities for the disadvantaged groups, such as the poor, minorities and marginalized groups. Among those strategies, some succeeded, while others reflected more problems. For example, the No Child Left Behind, which leads to critiques of high-stake testing, and even higher competition and segregations among the different academic performed schools. However, in order to eliminate, or at least meliorate the social inequalities, there are some strategies truly give opportunities for those demanding accessibilities and resources. One of them, is the A Better Chance program, and another is the small school movement designed for poor and working-class youth (Fine, M. et al, 2007).

The ABC Project
Since 1963, “A Better Chance” program (the ABC Program) has been opening the door for the low-income students, who lacked funds paying for elite schools in the U.S. Most of the beneficiary are the young people of color between grade 6 and grade 12, and this program is becoming a life-changing opportunities for them, especially for those who have higher academic performance in schools. The “ABC” program provide summer-camp rewards, as well as the funding and school resources from early childhood to the graduate school levels. Also, Students who apply for these scholarship are eligible when they have very high performance in math and writing, and have strong recommendation letters. High school senior students are supposed…

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